Today my son knocked over a snow globe and broke it, glass and water everywhere. After I picked up the big pieces of glass and swept up the rest, I had to use my mop to get all the water up, which was full of tiny pieces of broken glass. I have a microfiber spin mop, which is machine washable but I don't want to ruin my washer with all the glass. Does anyone know how to get broken glass out of a mop?

  • I feel like this was answered in the movie Joy, which I believe was about the invention of this mop, but I don't remember the answer. Commented Jun 21, 2019 at 18:41
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I learned a long time ago that small shards of glass have to be collected with something disposable: paper (napkins, toilet paper, anything that has a chance to collect the shards), old rag which needs to be thrown away anyway etc.

We did the same mistake, to use something not disposable, and we decided that safety is more important. We had to throw away the (whatever we used instead of a mop - I do not remember, it was a long time ago).

Sorry for your losses, the globe and the mop.

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    +1 I looked on amazon and found replacement heads for "microfiber spin mop" for around $5, much cheaper than a visit to a doctor if one of those pieces of glass needs to be removed from a person, and if a person or pet accidentally swallows it, that could be life altering. Commented Jun 24, 2019 at 16:37

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